Soft tissue sarcoma

What is soft tissue sarcoma?

Soft tissue sarcoma is cancer that starts in cells of the connective and supporting tissues. Learn about soft tissue sarcoma in our guide.

Risk factors for soft tissue sarcoma

Risk factors for soft tissue sarcoma include radiation, genetic conditions and personal history. Learn about soft tissue sarcoma risk.

Finding soft tissue sarcoma early

The best ways of finding soft tissue sarcoma early are to recognize symptoms and have regular health checkups. Learn about finding cancer early.

Symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma

Symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma vary depending on the location of the tumour. Learn about the symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma.

Diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma

Tests to diagnose soft tissue sarcoma, such as x-ray, CT, MRI and biopsy, are done when symptoms are present. Learn about diagnosing soft tissue sarcoma.

Grading soft tissue sarcoma

Grading soft tissue sarcoma is an important part in planning treatment and estimating prognosis. Learn about the grades of soft tissue sarcoma.

Stages of soft tissue sarcoma

Staging describes the extent of soft tissue sarcoma in the body. Learn about stages of sarcoma by the TNM (tumour, lymph node, metastasis) system.

If soft tissue sarcoma spreads

Cancer can spread from the original site to other parts of the body. This is called metastasis. Learn about common sites where soft tissue sarcoma spreads.

Prognosis and survival for soft tissue sarcoma

Learn about prognosis for soft tissue sarcoma. Important prognostic factors include tumour size and grade. Tumour depth, type and stage are also factors.

Treatments for soft tissue sarcoma

Treatments for soft tissue sarcoma include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Learn about treatment plans and options for soft tissue sarcoma.

Supportive care for soft tissue sarcoma

Supportive care helps people with the physical and emotional aspects of soft tissue sarcoma. Learn how to cope with the long-term side effects of sarcoma.

Research in soft tissue sarcoma

Researchers are always learning more about soft tissue sarcoma and finding better ways to treat it.

Soft tissue sarcoma statistics

Cancer statistics tell us how many people in Canada are diagnosed with and die from soft tissue sarcoma in a certain time frame.

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